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Imagine a place devoid of engine noise of any kind, a morning chorus of birds, the first golden rays of the sun, a wonderful breakfast awaiting you and your local guide preparing the mokoro(local canoe made from a single tree) for the morning's exploration of the lily covered wetland(the largest in the world) and an island or two. During the night you have heard the lions' roar and the hippos' deep and sinister chuckle not too far from your cabin and soon you may have the chance of coming across these and other creatures that inhabit the delta. It is a morning that promises so much.

The source of the Okavango Delta

Spurred by huge subtropical storms, the Cubango River rises in central Angola, flows through Namibia as the Kuvango River and finally enters Botswana as the Okavango River at Mohembo in the north. With it comes some 11 billion cubic metres of water each year which drains away through a maze of lagoons, channels and islands before disappearing into the Kalahari wastes of the south.

This is the Okavango Delta, some 15000 square kilometres of wetland with a special diversity of fauna and flora.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6351] (28698)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-04
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-25 2:59
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